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hux19
01-02-08, 04:41 AM
Happy new year to you all...

Can someone tell me if i will get better gaming with two 7900GTX in SLI mode or just one 8800GTS 320mb?

Thanks for your help

hokeyplyr48
01-02-08, 06:27 AM
well the GTX has 512mb and the GTS has only 320mb. the GTX would be able to handle the larger textures and stuff, just due to having more memory. but i dunno, the 8800gts beats it in other categories.

hux19
01-02-08, 10:41 AM
Thanks for your relay hokeyplyr48.

I like to run all my game at 1280x1024 as i only have a 19" monitor.

My pc is all most the same spec as your second rig.

CaptNKILL
01-02-08, 10:48 AM
That's a tough one.

I'm not sure which I'd choose if I had to pick between the two.

I'd probably sell them all on ebay and get an 8800GT 512Mb to be honest. :p

ViN86
01-02-08, 12:25 PM
id go with an 8800GTS personally. SLI can be tedious at times and youre guaranteed to have the performance with one card.

also, you might want to go with a 512MB 8800GT instead of an 8800GTS.

Quick420
01-02-08, 12:45 PM
That's a tough one.

I'm not sure which I'd choose if I had to pick between the two.

I'd probably sell them all on ebay and get an 8800GT 512Mb to be honest. :p


I went from 2-7900's to an 8800gt-512 and can vouch that the 2 cards get eaten alive in all my games new and old.My 8800gt is faster than 2 cards in 3dmark05 and 06,being able to add 4xaa and 16xaf in Quake Wars with no drop in performance is great I tell ya,I would not hesitate at all;)

CaptNKILL
01-02-08, 01:49 PM
I went from 2-7900's to an 8800gt-512 and can vouch that the 2 cards get eaten alive in all my games new and old.My 8800gt is faster than 2 cards in 3dmark05 and 06,being able to add 4xaa and 16xaf in Quake Wars with no drop in performance is great I tell ya,I would not hesitate at all;)
Yeah I know the 8800s are much faster than the 7900s but the lack of ram worries me a bit.

I'd probably go with the GTS myself if an 8800GT wasn't an option, just to get rid of SLI... but getting less memory would still bug me.

Dazz
01-02-08, 02:12 PM
I would not bother with the GTS 320MB or 640MB, either get the 8800GT or GTS 512.

3NZ0
01-02-08, 03:46 PM
At 1280x1024, the gts will destroy the gtx sli setup.

Dazz
01-02-08, 07:20 PM
I gone from 2x 256MB 7800GTX cards to a single 8800GTX and it just blew them away and am happy i don't have to create SLi profile or wait for NV to bring out new drivers for games which would be over a month old or even older. NV still seem to be slow in the driver department with offical WHQL.

Lenin
01-03-08, 05:58 PM
Can someone tell me if i will get better gaming with two 7900GTX in SLI mode or just one 8800GTS 320mb?
I wouldn't waste any money on the old g80-gts anymore (especially not the 320mb one) now that the new g92 cards are out.
Get a g90-gt w/ 512MB, it's much better! :D

hux19
01-04-08, 07:00 AM
Thanks guys for all your replys.

You have made my mind up for me,i'm getting short of the sli setup and i've now ordered a 8800GT 512mb card.

Thanks for all you help...

balex99
01-04-08, 09:38 AM
Great choice. You will not be disappointed.